11 July 2015
The HarmonyWorks! Conference 2015 “Harmony in Our Hands”
With the theme of “Harmony In Your Hands”, HarmonyWorks! Conference 2015 was held at Temasek Polytechnic (TP) on Saturday, 11 July 2015, from 9 am to 5 pm. The Guest of Honour was Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources. Key segments of the Conference included a forum theatre followed by a facilitated session, breakout discussions, a plenary and a panel dialogue session.
1000 students from 39 schools comprising Madrasahs, Secondary and International schools, Polytechnics, Junior Colleges and ITEs registered for the conference.
Meaningful friendships were made between the participants in the short span of time, which was beyond educational institutions, ethnicities and nationalities. These friendships were primarily created by the interesting ice breakers, trust building activities and sharing of personal experiences.
Mr Daniel Yun, producer of local firm – 1965 shared about his upcoming movie with a trailer as well as his thoughts on harmony in Singapore. 81% of the audience felt that the plenary session gave them an insight into the importance of peace and inter cultural understanding.
Participants greatly appreciated the opportunity to get to know other students from diverse and different backgrounds.
“The breakout session had really great facilitators who were very supportive & encouraged us to think deeper. It also helped us gain multiple perspective on certain issues.”- Cammie, Participant
“Do not take for granted our peace between races.” – Muhammad Harith Bin Samri, Participant